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Guidance Document

Guide to Climate Change Adaptation in Cities


The guide is a practical resource on responding to the challenges of climate change adaptation in cities. The principal intended audience is city officials and practitioners, who are beginning to consider the issues of climate change adaptation, and can find in this guide an introduction and comprehensive overview of the topic.

The guide offers examples of good practices and successful experiences and describes other available resource materials and tools. It outlines practical perspectives, showing ways to link climate change to local priorities and other important city issues such as disaster risk reduction, economic development, public health, sustainability, food security among others.

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World Bank


costs, energy, financing, prioritising measures, social issues, stakeholder involvment, transport

Climate impacts



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